Ruth Asawa  (American/Japanese, 1926-2013) 

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Ruth Asawa Biography
  Born in Norwalk, CA
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
2011   Elements: The Beauty of Chemisty, Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Traveling to Bergamo Scienza, Bergamo, Italy
2009   Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2007 - 2008   Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2007   Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005   Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2003   Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Vital Forms, American Art in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960, Brooklyn Museum of Art. Brooklyn, NY
2002   Ruth Asawa: Completing the Circle, Oakland Museum of California. Oakland , CA
Parallels and Intersections: Art/ Women/ California, 1950-2000, San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose, CA
2001   Ruth Asawa: Completing the Circle, the Fresno Art Museum. Fresno, CA
Leading the Way: Visionary Asia American Woman Artists of the Older Generation, Gordon College in Wenham, MA
2000   Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Raumkorper Netze und Andree Gebilde, the Kunthsalle in Basel, Switzerland
Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1999   Art in Stone: Prints from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, 1960-1970, Norman Simon Museum. Pasadena, CA
1997   The Fabric of Life: 150 years of Northern California Fiber Art History San Francisco State University Art Department Gallery. San Francisco, CA
1996   Generations--the Lineage of Influence in Bay Area Art, Richmond Art Center. Richmond, CA
1995   J.J. Bookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA
With New Eyes, the University of Michigan and the San Francisco State University Gallery: Detroit, MI and San Francisco, CA
1993   Asian Roots, Western Soil, Berkeley Arts Center Berkeley, CA
Pacific Rim: Japan, California Crafts Museum San Francisco, CA
Syntex Gallery Palo Alto, CA
1989 - 1990   Blueprint for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
1988   Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists, Fresno Arts Center and Museum Fresno, CA
1987 - 1988   The Eloquent Object (Sculpture), Phillbrook Museum, Oakland Museum of Art Oakland, CA
1987   San Francisco City College Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1986   Two Person Show (Sculpture), Los Robles Gallery Palo Alto, CA
1984   Evergreen Galleries Olympia, WA
1982   Fiberworks Berkeley, CA
1979   Cedar Street Gallery Santa Cruz, CA
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, Cedar Street Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA (solo)
Santa Cruz County Building, Santa Cruz, CA (solo)
1978   Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, CA (solo)
1973   The Baxter Gallery, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA (solo)
Van Doren Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
San Francisco Museum of Art, Retrospective View San Francisco, CA
1972   American Women: 20th Century, Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois
1970   Painters and Sculptors of San Francisco: The Expo 70 Presentation of the San Francisco Art Commission. San Marco Gallery at Dominican College: San Rafael, CA
1969   Recent Drawings: Ruth Asawa, Capper Gallery, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1967   Made with Paper, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York
1966   Contemporary Prints from Northern California, IBM Gallery, New York, New York
1965   Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena CA (solo)